Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Girlfriend Is Much More Into String Art Like This Than I, But This Large Piece Struck Me. It's Not A Common Subject Or Style. It's The '70s Fiber Art Aesthetic That Gets Me. Status: Getting Tagged.
This is a pretty rad piece of burlap if I do say so myself. Someone took a lot of time and effort to sew all these threads into it. Too bad they didn't put a signature on it.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
I Stopped At A Thrift Store Before Work Monday And Spotted This Glossy Yellow And Black Ashtray. Upon Flipping It Over (You ALWAYS Flip 'Em Over!) I Found It To Be A Raymor / Mercer Product! Status: Score!
Beyond being a Raymor product (they of the Arthur Umanoff product fame) this is just a seriously beautiful piece of pottery. It had me at that glossy Yellow and Black glaze and asymmetric design.
Monday, April 21, 2014
While Not Quite A "Fail", Buying This Super Mod Chrome Table Lamp Maybe Wasn't Mr. Modtomic's Greatest Score. It's...Well, It's Got Some Issues...And I Didn't Really Check It Out Before Throwing Down The Cash. Status: Still, A Pretty Cool Lamp!
I spotted this Sonneman style table lamp on craigslist and instantly fell for it. I shot off the ubiquitous e-mail and made the necessary arrangements with the seller. Luckily he also had some great chairs that sweetened the deal. But in the utter ebullience of the moment I failed to give the lamp the necessary attention that I should have.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
What On Earth Do You Plan On Doing With THAT...Is What Keeps Running Through My Head. This Is One Of The Longest Production Herman Miller / Eames Segment Table Bases And I Don't Have A Top For It. But, That Leaves Me With A Number Of Possibilities! Status: Brainstorming.
Not too many people have the kind of dining space that can accommodate a table that would sport a 76" base. The top that would have come with this from Herman Miller would have been either 94 1/2" or 107 3/4". That would be a nearly 8 or 9 ft. table. The good news is that this base is modular...and modifiable.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Anybody Interested In Giving A Fellow Collector / Entrepreneur A Leg Up Via Kickstarter? Mr. Christo Is Hoping To Provide Budding Collectors With A Pocket Field Guide If Only He Can Meet His Investment Goal. Status: On His Way!
A few days ago I received an intriguing request via Twitter. Christo (of Modwagen) asked if I might be interested in promoting his Kickstarter program here. After hearing him out and realizing it was a worthy endeavor, I decided to do what I could. Now it's up to you!
Friday, April 18, 2014
Hey Look! They're Almost Twinzies! Yup, I Found A Second Kromex Tidbit Server At That Last Estate Sale We Hit. The Original Is Still Going Nowhere, But This New One...It's Getting Tagged Up For The Shag! Status: Available.
They're the same...but different. Both are Kromex but check out the platters. Kinda funky, that. Anyway, the one in back is sticking around the house, but the one up front is headed out to the booth.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Here's An Odd Lot That I Picked Up Last Weekend At The Estate Sale Just Up The Street. It's A Seven Piece Bar-B-Que Tool Set In Stainless Steel With Beautiful Hardwood Handles! Status: Available.
You know what this means...Yup! It's grillin' time! If you're a serious griller ya gotta have the serious tools and if you're reading this blog, you probably want those tools to be as stylish as you are. This is that set.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
::Sigh:: In Trying To Identify Various Vintage Modern Pieces I've Often Turned To The Commercial Website First Dibs, Sadly (Mostly For The Buyers Who Thought They Were Buying Something Else) Even The Sellers There Can Mistakenly Attribute A Piece. Status: The More You Know.
(photo from 1stdibs)
These chairs recently sold on First Dibs after being attributed to Casala as Casalino chairs designed by Alexander Begge. Turns out, I don't think they actually are. This is why doing your due diligence as a buyer is so important, and as a seller is not just good business but ethical.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Our Good Friend Hannah, From "Second Hand" Has Recently Expanded Her Claim At The Green Shag Market Giving Her The Room To Properly Spread Out. Status: Must Be Doing Something Right!
The Shag recently lost M Is For Modern but the new tenant is picking up a little of the slack left behind and Hannah has expanded her territory, so all is good in the land of Green Shag. You'll never want for Vintage Modern goodness in this joint.
Monday, April 14, 2014
I Found A Couple Of Unusual Mushroom Style Executive Desk Lamps Over The Weekend. These Things Are Stainless Steel And Weigh A Ton. I Was Certainly Happy The Thrift Store Wasn't Charging By The Pound! Status: Soon To Be Available.
I don't know what to make of this pair of desk lamps. They obviously were an expensive set when new. They've both got heavy duty wiring, a phone extension and jack and a pair of three prong outlets as well as the lighting itself. And did I mention they are Stainless Steel?!
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Today, Just On A Whim, The Girlfriend And I Hit An Estate Sale Just Up The Street From Home. There Were A Few Cool Items Left For Us To Forage Even Though It Was The Crack Of One. Sometimes You Don't Need To Be The Early Bird! Status: Gettin' Tagged For The Booth.
I've got a matching snack bowl in this atomic pattern around here somewhere...pretty sure, and I can't seem to find a blog post on it either...and I'm sure I've done one. That's kind of frustrating since I'd love to leave you a link to said post. Grrrr.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Mr. M Done Spent The Last Two Afternoons Primping Items And Schlepping Them Over To The Booth At Creve Coeur Antique Mall. There Is Now Officially TONS Of Stuff In There! Status: Packed.
Welcome! C'mon in...have a look around. I've been busy trying to keep up with the outflow, so there's lots of new stuff in here. Plus, it's been a while since I've done a "tour" thing for booth 307.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Oh How I Hate Waiting. Just Ask The Girlfriend. Restaurant With A Wait List? C-Ya. Line At The Grocery Store...Hmmph. Mostly It's This Instant Gratification World, But Sometimes It's Just Apprehension. A "Will It Be There When I Have Time To Pick It Up?" Kinda Worry. Status: No Worries...This Time!
This Fabulous Knoll Bastiano sofa and love seat were made available at about midnight the evening before last. I shot off a note to the seller a couple hours after it was posted with little hope of actually scoring the set, but then...the next morning I got the call.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
It's Freakin' Amazing How Much Cool Stuff TFA Has Packed Into Thier South Side Shop Right Now. Just Hanging Out In This Shop Gives Me Both A Shiver Of Excitement As Well As A Bit Of A Head Ache. Status: Overwhelming!
When I stopped by The Future Antiques about a week ago I took a bunch of pics. I featured a number of them last week concerning the large number of Broyhill pieces, but I took more pics than that!
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
::Shrug:: I Don't Know....I Just Couldn't Leave It Behind! Is It A Paper Weight? Trench Art? A Vintage Toy? Maybe A Workshop Project? I Just Don't Know, But This Little WWI Tank Really Got Me. Status: Cute?
Can "cute" be used to describe a little toy tank? These things were the terror of World War One! But c'mon...look at this little guy. He ain't trying to hurt nobody! I found him at the Goodwill and just had to bring him home.